Sunday Sips: More Sake Pairings

This week's #WinePW group tried Sake and other wines with Asian cooking. On Saturday I made two dishes to pair with the bottles of Sushi I opened, one a sparkling sushi and the other a Junmai. This term means pure rice and water only are used, nothing is added. It is said to work with... Continue Reading →

Japanese Sake and Octopus Salad

This month the #WinePW crew is looking to pair wines with Asian dishes, led by Cam of Culinary Adventures with Camilla. Her invitation post is here. The premise is Saké or another wine with Asian dishes.  I decided to virtually visit Japan again with #WinePW and write about Sake. I write, and honestly taste, Sake very infrequently... Continue Reading →

Delightful Sweet Wines from Bordeaux

Sweet Wines These wonderful wines showed up at my home some weeks ago and it seemed a gift from heaven during these hard times. I love wines made from these three grapes - Semillion, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle, in all of their forms in Bordeaux and these four are such exceptional examples. Sweet Bordeaux is often... Continue Reading →

Vinho Verde Meets Homemade Sushi 

Photo Courtesy of Wines of Portugal.info Vinho Verde is a large DOC in the North of Portugal with nine subregions. They are nine sub-regions in the DOC. Each one is  named after either a river or a town. They are Monção, Melgaço, Lima, Basto, Cávado, Ave, Amarante, Baião, Sousa and Paiva. The weather is cool and... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Buttonwood Grove Riesling

I first discovered Buttonwood Grove Winery in 2016 during the Society of Wine Educators conference. We traveled to the Finger Lakes the day before conference. At that time I tried their Vidal Blanc, a hybrid that I discovered I really enjoyed. This was a very beautiful winery and clearly a venue for parties and weddings.... Continue Reading →

Explore Campania, May 2nd #ItalianFWT

This weekend the #ItalianFWT blogging group is traveling to Campania. It's going to be a lovely virtual trip. Campania, as I wrote in my invitation post here, is an incredible wine region with a wealth of native grapes to choose from, both whites and reds. There is so much to learn and explore about the... Continue Reading →

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